Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl is a photographic chronicle like no other. Filled with a dazzling array of photographs, many from original negatives, it will stand as the ultimate Grace Kelly photo retrospective of her glamorous years in Hollywood. A visual journey through Kelly's career, photographs and memorabilia take us through her early TV appearances, her breakout role opposite Gary Cooper in High Noon (1952), a dissection of her collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock on her most career-defining films Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955)and her iconic performancein the musical High Society (1956) before her retirement as Princess of Monaco.Told through a stunning gallery of 400 prized and rare photographs, from rarely seen childhood photos, previously unpublished Edith Head wardrobe sketches, original portraits, scene stills, onset candids and wardrobe test shots, Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl is a fresh, celebratory look at Kelly's unique Hollywood career.
Manoah Bowman is the author of Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life and Fellini: The Sixties. He maintains the Independent Visions photographic archives, a collection of more than a million unique images detailing the history of cinema and television. He has contributed material to Eastman House, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Paramount, Universal, United Artists, and Disney. His work as a photo editor includes the books Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema and Buster Keaton Remembered. He resides in Los Angeles, California. Jay Jorgensen is a film and fashion historian and collector. He is the author of Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer and co-author (with Donald L. Scoggins) of Creating the Illusion: A Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers. Jorgensen is also a photographer whose work has been featured in magazines such as People and TV Guide. He lives in Los Angeles, California.